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Wilson, Thomas 1525?-1581

Overview
Works: 74 works in 560 publications in 6 languages and 6,680 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PN173, 808.5
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Most widely held works by Thomas Wilson
The arte of rhetorique, 1553 by Thomas Wilson( Book )

154 editions published between 1553 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first book of The Arte of Rhetorique treats of the purpose of rhetoric, which is affirmed to be the art which perfects the natural gifts of speech and reason. The distinctions of several types of 'arguments, ' and their constituent factors, are set out by means of examples shaped, indeed, on classical and Erasmian models, but with an added seriousness, born of the time, which lifts them above the Petrarchian commonplaces of the Italians. The second book treats, in the customary manner, of the fundamental qualities of style as an instrument of persuasion. The orator must be easily intelligible. He must secure the goodwill of his audience, must wind his way into the subject by suitable approaches, particularly if he be a preacher. Let the latter diligently seek his pattern in Chrysostom. The conditions of right eloquence, such as logical order, emphasis, repetition, climax, are as necessary in English speech as in Latin; nor can an English speaker neglect the art of stirring the emotions by the employment of humour, or pathos, by appeal to indignation or passion. The third book, ranging over a wide field, deals with the choice of words and the use of figure and ornament; with the functions of gesture; with the essential art of memory. It contains some of the sanest Elizabethan criticism of classical writers"--The Cambridge history of English and American literature in 18 volumes
Wilson's Arte of rhetorique, 1560 by Thomas Wilson( Book )

32 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of rhetoric (1560) by Thomas Wilson( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A learned work of rhetoric ... compiled and made in the English tongue, of [one] who in judgment is profound, in wisdom and eloquence most famous." Thus in 1563 rhetorician Richard Rainolde praised The Art of Rhetoric, the work that brought into English the procedures of Ciceronian rhetoric - invention, disposition, style, memory, and delivery - the core of the academic curriculum in Renaissance England. Written in vigorous, native English, the Art went through eight editions between 1553 and 1585. At least part of its appeal was practicality. On the final page of his copy on Quintilian, Gabriel Harvey noted that The Art of Rhetoric is the "daily bread of our common pleaders and discoursers." But its appeal was also academic. In 1619, nearly forty years after the Art had lapsed from print, John Milton's teacher Alexander Gill invoked Wilson as he ridiculed the affectations of pretentiously learned language
The three orations in favour of the Olynthians by Demosthenes( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three Olynthiac and the four Philippic speeches by prominent ancient Athenian statesman and orator, Demosthenes
The rule of reason, conteinying the arte of logique by Thomas Wilson( Book )

10 editions published between 1551 and 1991 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discourse vpon vsurie : by waie of dialogue and oracions, for the better varietie and more delight of all those that shall read this treatise by Thomas Wilson( )

17 editions published in 1584 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rule of reason, conteinyng the arte of logike. Sette foorthe in Englishe, and newlie corrected by Thomas Wilson. Anno Domini. M.D.Lxiij. Mens. Aprilis by Thomas Wilson( )

8 editions published in 1563 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rule of reason, contayning the arte of logike. Set forth in English, and newly corrected by Thomas Wilson by Thomas Wilson( )

9 editions published in 1584 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D. Gualteri Haddoni, regii professoris in ivre ciuili, Cantabrigienses: siue Exhortatio ad literas by Walter Haddon( )

6 editions published in 1552 in Latin and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rule of reason, conteinyng the arte of logique, set forth in Englishe, by Thomas Vuilson by Thomas Wilson( Book )

9 editions published between 1551 and 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rule of reason : London, 1551 by Thomas Wilson( Book )

14 editions published between 1551 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of rhetorique by Thomas Wilson( )

1 edition published in 1585 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The rule of reason, conteinyng the arte of logique, set forth in Englishe, by Thomas Vuilson
Alternative Names
Thomas Wilson Diplomat Anglais, né 1524

Thomas Wilson Englischer Diplomat, geboren 1524

Thomas Wilson letterato e diplomatico inglese

Thomas Wilson retoricus

Wilson, Thomas 1525-1581

Wilsonus, Thomas 1525-1581

Wylson, Thomas

Wylson, Thomas 1525?-1581

Томас Уилсон

توماس ويلسون

توماس ویلسون

ウィルソン, トマス

トマス・ウィルソン (1524-1581)

Languages
English (303)

Latin (38)

Scots (9)

Japanese (2)

German (1)

Dutch (1)

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